Flying, bending, finessing... mastering ⚔
Maneuvering through this sphere wouldn't be so cute without you ✨@saysable 🗣shoutout to @danascruggs for your unapologetic interpretations which liberate and inspire ...let it sink in #artiseverything
Found on a Quora discussion board...written by Marc Clamage... Agree?? Or Disagree?? (Does it matter?) The Heron Project
----- Marc Clamage
Answered Oct 26, 2016
Speaking as an artist, let me say, art is useless. That is the very definition of art: it can’t be used for anything. If a piece of art is useful, it is no longer art; it is craft. Let me illustrate.
This is craft: (coffee cup)
This is a coffee cup. It was designed to be used to hold hot beverages, and the other objects in the picture have their uses as well. The plate prevents coffee from spilling on the table and the spoon was designed to transfer sugar to the coffee and then stir it in. These could be the most beautiful designed and made objects in the world (a better example is denied us because the Ming Dynasty did not know about coffee) and yet they would still not be art. They are craft.
This, on the other hand is art: (fur cup, Object 439)
This is Merrit Oppenheim’s “Object 439.” Despite looking very much like the previous image, it has no utility whatsoever. You cannot drink coffee out of it (or you wouldn’t do it more than once), you cannot measure your sugar or stir your tea with the fur-covered spoon. It is completely useless, despite sharing almost all the characteristics of a regular coffee cup and spoon. That is why it is art. Whether it is good art or bad art is another question, but it is definitely art.
Art is not useful. Art is. It has a purpose, but not a function. It is up to you, the viewer, to discern what that purpose is.
Process, process, process. It’s more than the execution. It’s the feeling you get when your creating something and stuff starts happening, sometimes out of your control. This is why I am an Artist and why I love life! 💗👩🏻🎨🌸🎨 #artiseverything